Saturday, May 13th, 7 pm at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
A native of Indonesia, Nathania Isnandar began playing classical guitar in 2011 at the age of 17. Her primary teachers in Indonesia were Armando Moreno and David Sylvester. In 2012, she moved to the United States to continue her studies at De Anza College with Ron Dunn. In 2014, she transferred to the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she is currently studying classical guitar with Marc Teicholz.
In addition to performing as a soloist, Nathania has performed in numerous chamber groups such as the UCSC guitar orchestra under the director of Mesut Ozgen, the De Anza Guitar Quartet, and is currently a part of the SFCM guitar ensemble under the director of David Tanenbaum. She has also performed in the masterclasses of Denis Azabagic and David Russell. In July 2015, she will participate in the annual masterclass held in Maui, Hawaii by Benjamin Verdery where she will also study with Andrew York.
Saturday, April 22nd, 7 pm at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Internationally renowned as a brilliant innovator of the classical guitar, Paul Galbraith has been working since the 1980s towards expanding the technical limits of his instrument, besides augmenting the quantity and quality of its repertoire.
These efforts have already resulted in a series of critically acclaimed recordings of works by Bach, Haydn and Brahms, along with his own arrangements of folk tunes from various countries, all of which demonstrate the originality of his musical personality. By exchanging the traditional guitar for the eight-string Brahms Guitar, which he helped to develop, Galbraith found the ideal instrument with which to interpret the challenging Classical transcriptions from his highly personal repertoire.
Saturday, January 21st, 7 pm at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd makes a stop in San Bruno on a U.S. tour, bringing the technical mastery and charming demeanor that prompted The Washington Post to call one performance “truly evocative.” Boyd has played some of the most prestigious concert venues in the world, including New York’s Carnegie Hall, the 92nd Street Y, Merkin Concert Hall and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (the world’s largest Gothic cathedral). Now he comes to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church for an intimate concert.
Sunday, February 26th, 11 am at The California Conservatory of Guitar
GRAMMY Award-Winning Scottish classical guitarist, David Russell, will teach a masterclass at CCG to 6 students. Don’t miss this special event.